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- "Great people to be around every one is nice and forms a unbeatable Team." (in 25 reviews)
- "Good benefit for employees and family" (in 14 reviews)
- "Most coworkers are great" (in 9 reviews)
- "Good work life balance in the company" (in 7 reviews)
- "Fantastic opportunity to make a difference in a small sized company with a huge global brand reach." (in 5 reviews)
- "Bad management and so on" (in 20 reviews)
- "Low pay" (in 11 reviews)
- "Lack of leadership Signet transaction has everyone searching for the exit sign." (in 10 reviews)
- "Unpredictable scheduling, no communication from the higher ups to the call center." (in 4 reviews)
- "Limited time off during Holidays" (in 3 reviews)
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- 2.0Sep 25, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
There was some flexibility in the work hours so you were kind of able to have a work life balance. Some people were really cool to work with.
There was very little actual leadership in management. The style was heavy on pressure and manipulation and very low on proper training, genuine employee appreciation and job clarity. The lack of clarity regarding job descriptions was used as a way to get the most out of their employees while not having to properly compensate them. The turnover rate was incredible during my time there and the general sentiment when a person left was one of relief that they no longer had to put up with the poor leadership and the refusal to really acknowledge or do anything about it.12
- 5.0Oct 26, 2018Fraud Prevention SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSeattle, WA
*room for movement *great leadership *full coverage health insurance, benefits, and travel allowance *work/life balance is amazing *prime location *great for lateral moves
*not enough healthy options in the vending machines *not a dog friendly office (it’ll boost productivity and moral)6
- 4.0Feb 7, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeSeattle, WA
- great people to work with - good office location (Pioneer Square) - great work and life balance - the company places a high value on social responsibility, I love to volunteer for the causes they support
- could use more training opportunities and emphases on individual career development - compensation is behind market
- 2.0Nov 7, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Benefits are lacking compared to other similar web-based companies. There is no drive to retain or promote employees from within, always sad to see good folks go on to other companies for career growth opportunities.
Lack of work/life balance. The company runs so lean that you feel guilty taking your paid time off. HR is hard to get a hold of for your questions... too busy planning culture events.8
- 3.0Feb 12, 2019Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Most of the time it's a great work environment with great peers. Occasional catered lunches and team lunches. Great work life balance with ability to work from home when needed.
Holiday season is ridiculously chaotic. Lots of wasted work. Pay and benefits are mediocre.7
- 1.0Apr 30, 2013Merchandising AssistantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearSeattle, WA
Good experience for a young professional looking to work in either e-commerce or for a corporate company.
My department was spread very thin to say the least. Essentially, when I was hired on I was in charge of the entire special orders side of engagement and wedding rings. I had minimal training at best and my boss was very unhelpful and often rude or in a terrible mood, making asking questions seem like a minefield. It's possible that she was miserable in her own role but it was terrible working under her. The amount of special orders/emails/tasks was impossible for one person to manage. I was often overwhelmed and stressed. I wasn't given a lot of guidance but punished when mistakes happened. It's apparent that Blue Nile doesn't really value their employees and only really cares about the bottom line. I think the work/life balance was not communicated clearly either...which there basically isn't any. You work all the time for less money than other companies and aren't valued as an employee.8